TGT : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Higher Wages and Perks for Seasonal Retail Workers

    September 26, 2016
    Lots of seasonal hiring means higher wages and perks for retail workers this year
  2. Target Opens Storefront on Tmall (TGT)

    September 26, 2016
    Target will sell directly to Chinese consumers through e-commerce site Tmall.
  3. Target Ends Its Test of Kid-Sized Shopping Carts

    September 23, 2016
    Sometimes an idea is so bad that it blinds the people who thought of it. That had to be the case when Target (NYSE: TGT) ...
  4. Wal-Mart Curbside Pickup Hits Twin Cities (WMT)

    September 22, 2016
    Three Wal-Mart locations in the Twin Cities area now offer curbside pickup.
  5. Target Commits to Another Share Repurchase (TGT)

    September 22, 2016
    Target will repurchase $5 billion worth of shares in the coming years.
  6. Target Predicts Its Top Holiday Toys for 2016

    September 16, 2016
    While the holiday shopping season may involve a lot more electronics and other grownup gifts than it used to, toys still ...
  7. Target CEO Motivates Employees (TGT)

    September 16, 2016
    With an audience of 14,000 Target employees, CEO Brian Cornell encouraged them to help boost sales
  8. Target Going "All In" On Small Stores (TGT)

    September 16, 2016
    Target CEO announces his intention to open hundreds of small, urban Target locations
  9. Target Prepares to Kick Off Holiday Hiring Spree

    September 13, 2016
    Target (NYSE: TGT) is preparing for the holiday shopping season by announcing it will hire 70,000 seasonal employees for ...
  10. Macy's Turning to Food and Drink to Boost Sales

    September 13, 2016
    Macy's (NYSE: M) is apparently desperate enough to reverse falling sales that it will begin selling alcohol to customers ...
  11. Target Plans for a Flood of Seasonal Hires (TGT)

    September 12, 2016
    Almost 80,000 new employees will be brought on board at stores for the busy holidays.
  12. Cowen Upgrades Wal-Mart & Downgrades Target (WMT)

    September 12, 2016
    Wal-Mart now rated as an outperform stock with a price target of $83.
  13. Target Bolsters Grocery Unit to Woo Shoppers (TGT)

    September 9, 2016
    Target has hired specialized teams to focus on managing and expanding its grocery departments.
  14. Grocery Stocks Fall; Target and Wal-Mart Immune (TGT, WMT)

    September 8, 2016
    Grocery stocks have tumbled this week but Target and Wal-Mart have barely been affected.
  15. BofA's CEO Sees Strength in U.S. Consumer (BAC)

    September 8, 2016
    Bank of America CEO Moynihan's optimism about the U.S. consumer may bode well for retail shares
  16. Top 5 Corporate Donors in Retail (WMT, GOOG)

    August 29, 2016
    Discover the five largest donors in the retail sector as measured by cash contributions, including the company that donated ...
  17. Bed Bath & Beyond Next to Question Sheet Supplier

    August 25, 2016
    An Indian textiles manufacturer may soon find itself hard pressed to remain in business now that Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: ...
  18. Target Bets Big on New Priorities (TGT)

    August 25, 2016
    Target’s renewed push for digitization and automation may enable it to better compete in the retail market.
  19. 3 Reasons Credit Cards with Chips Are Safer (MA, V)

    August 23, 2016
    Discover the three ways chip-embedded cards are safer that those with magnetic stripes and how the integration of PIN codes ...
  20. Who Is Steering J.C. Penney's Management Team?

    August 22, 2016
    Chief executive officer Marvin Ellison and other top management personnel are navigating J.C. Penney through the changing ...
  21. Deflation & Inflation:Supermarkets vs. Restaurants

    August 19, 2016
    Is a widening gap in price differential at supermarkets and restaurants the beginning of a trend?
  22. Target Sales Hit by Weak Demand for Apple Products (AAPL, TGT)

    August 19, 2016
    Declining demand for Apple products is emerging as one of the major factors for recent revenue declines reported by retailers ...
  23. Wal-Mart Stock Makes New 52-Week High on Q2 Beat (WMT, TGT)

    August 18, 2016
    Wal-Mart's results not only affirm that the consumer is alive and healthy, they suggest Target's struggle is its own to deal ...
  24. Target's New Move to Simplify the Bathroom Debate

    August 18, 2016
    Target (NYSE: TGT) has decided to somewhat sidestep the question about who should use which bathrooms in its stores by adding ...
  25. Target to Spend $20 Million To Add Third Bathroom (TGT)

    August 18, 2016
    Dealing with backlash from some customers, Target is adding a third, single-occupancy bathroom to all of its stores.
  26. Target Blames Apple For Weak Q2 Results (TGT, AAPL)

    August 17, 2016
    Target stock was under heavy selling pressure, falling as much as 7.3% after it posted yet another disappointing set of quarterly ...
  27. Target Corp. Price Levels To Watch After Earnings

    August 17, 2016
    TGT has sold off into a third test at multiyear support between $65 and $70, raising odds for a breakdown and downtrend into ...
  28. Target Q2 Earnings on Tap: What to Expect? (TGT)

    August 14, 2016
    Target's results will be closely watched, given they are often a gauge of the overall health of the consumer.
  29. The Week Ahead: August 15-19, 2016

    August 14, 2016
    The Fed will release July's meeting minutes this week as the labor market strengthens.
  30. The Most Innovative Entrepreneurs of 2016

    August 12, 2016
    Read about some of the most interesting and innovative entrepreneurs of 2016, a list that includes a lot of fresh faces, ...
  31. Target Just Slashed Its Tech Budget. Here's Why.

    August 1, 2016
    At a time when many of its key competitors have increased spending on technology, Target (NYSE: TGT) has actually significantly ...
  32. Back to School Shopping Expected to Increase (WMT)

    July 28, 2016
    Back to school spending is expected to increase this year and could benefit these two retailers in particular.
  33. 4 Stocks Vulnerable to Amazon (AMZN,CONN,WMT,TGT)

    July 28, 2016
    Amazon has stolen market share from many, but these four companies in particular have been hit hard.
  34. Target to Open More Small-Box Stores (TGT)

    July 27, 2016
    Target is aiming to expand its urban reach by opening 14 small-box stores this year.
  35. These Retailers Are Least Impacted by Wage Increases (WMT, TGT)

    July 21, 2016
    Learn how certain retailers, such as those that have already built wage increases into their business models, face less pressure ...
  36. Target to Open Another 14 Small-Format Stores

    July 20, 2016
    Target (NYSE: TGT) has decided to open more small stores at a time when its major competitor has backed away from that concept. ...
  37. Wendy's Shares More Info on Credit Card Data Hacks

    July 8, 2016
    Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) has released more details on a cyberattack that affected some franchisee-owned restaurants in February, ...
  38. Target Bets Big on a Hip Kids Fashion Revamp

    July 8, 2016
    Target (NYSE: TGT) recently announced that it will launch a new kids apparel brand in late July. The retailer will replace ...
  39. Kroger Goes Small With New Convenience Stores

    July 6, 2016
    Supermarket giant Kroger (NYSE: KR) is going where Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) once attempted to tread, and failed: It has opened ...
  40. 3 Reasons Costco Has Membership Fees

    June 29, 2016
    There's more to Costco's membership fees than meet the eye.
  41. Is the Payment Processing Industry Evolving? (PYPL, TGT)

    June 17, 2016
    Learn about the many changes in commerce and payment systems that are happening in the rapidly evolving payment processing ...
  42. 3 Sectors Where the Minimum Wage Is Squeezing Margins (TGT, WMT)

    June 16, 2016
    Learn why the retail, fast food and entertainment industries face the biggest challenges to their margins if minimum wages ...
  43. Target Stock Rises After 7% Dividend Hike (TGT)

    June 9, 2016
    This recent increase marks the 45th consecutive year that Target has boosted its annual dividend, according to a company ...
  44. Michaels Companies Sinks as Outlook Weakens

    June 8, 2016
    Shares of Michaels Companies (NASDAQ: MIK) fell 8% on Tuesday after the arts and crafts retailer posted mixed first-quarter ...
  45. Target Dumps Its Curbside Pickup Program

    May 31, 2016
    Target (NYSE: TGT) plans to shut down a service that was designed to make it faster and easier for customers to get what ...
  46. Wal-Mart Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (WMT)

    May 28, 2016
    Analyze Wal-Mart's capital structure to determine the relative contribution of debt and equity to financing the retailer's ...
  47. Brace for a Retail Stock Flop (TGT, M)

    May 27, 2016
    Leading U.S. retailers are reporting large unsold inventories. These are early signs that the retail sector's woes are far ...
  48. How Healthy Are Costco's Financials Versus Its Peers? (COST)

    May 27, 2016
    Find out why Costco's financials may be healthier than those of its peers, especially regarding inventory turnover, debt ...
  49. Is Target Out of Style? (TGT)

    May 23, 2016
    Target is out of style in the investing world at the moment. Is this temporary or permanent?
  50. The Top 3 Chevron Shareholders (CVX)

    May 22, 2016
    Learn about the major shareholders, including individuals, institutional investors and mutual funds, of Chevron Corporation ...
  51. The Top 4 J.C. Penney Shareholders (JCP)

    May 21, 2016
    Discover J.C. Penney 's top four direct shareholders. Learn about how many shares they hold and obtain a brief description ...
  52. Wal-Mart Levels to Watch After Earnings (WMT, TGT)

    May 19, 2016
    Thursday's high volume rally signals the start of a second test at major resistance above 70.
  53. Wal-Mart Soars on Q1 Earnings, Revenue Beat (WMT, TGT)

    May 19, 2016
    Walmart's first-quarter results were a stark contrast to retail competitors.
  54. Target at Cusp of a Major Downtrend (TGT, WMT)

    May 18, 2016
    Target needs to hold long-term support in the mid to upper-60s or risk another 25% to 50% selloff.
  55. Target Corp: WACC Analysis (TGT)

    May 18, 2016
    Learn about the importance of capital structure when making investment decisions, and how Target's capital structure compares ...
  56. The Market In 5 Minutes: Condoms, Rose, Condoms!

    May 18, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  57. What You Should Know About Whole Foods' 365 Stores

    May 17, 2016
    Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) wants to shed its "whole paycheck" reputation by bringing smaller, more value-driven stores ...
  58. Target Stock Declines Ahead of Q1 Earnings (TGT)

    May 16, 2016
    Wall Street expects the retailer to deliver year-over-year increase in earnings per share, while revenue is projected to ...
  59. Nike Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (NKE)

    May 14, 2016
    Learn about a handful of the key international manufacturing companies that contract with Nike to manufacture its popular ...
  60. Wendy's Shares Details of Credit Card Data Breach

    May 12, 2016
    Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) customers at 300 franchised locations got a side of unusual credit card activity along with their ...
  61. Breaking Down XAR: 3 Components that Are Most Attractive

    May 9, 2016
    Discover three attractively valued component companies in the SPDR S&P 500 Aerospace and Defense ETF, and learn which stocks ...
  62. Macy's Is Going After Millennial Wedding Market

    May 9, 2016
    Macy's (NYSE: M) wants a bigger piece of the wedding market, and specifically plans to target millennial brides and grooms. ...
  63. Target Stock: Analyzing 4 Key Customers (TGT)

    May 6, 2016
    Discover Target Corp's four largest customers and how the retail giant focuses on diversity and inclusion to aid in economic ...
  64. Can Shopping Malls Survive This Trend?

    May 5, 2016
    Are we coming to the end of an era for the shopping mall as we know it? If department store chains were to act on the conclusions ...
  65. Target Tells Suppliers To Move Faster Or Pay-Up (TGT)

    May 5, 2016
    Target has begun cracking down on its vendors in an attempt to increase its supply chain efficiency, says a report.
  66. The 3 Largest Consumer Cyclicals ETFs (XLY, FXD)

    May 1, 2016
    Find out which consumer cyclical exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest in their category and how they have performed ...
  67. Target's Wellness Initiative Goes Mobile

    April 27, 2016
    Mobile healthcare devices may be the next big leap in personal communications, and mass retailer Target is positioning itself ...
  68. Target Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (TGT)

    April 24, 2016
    Learn where the majority of Target Corporation's suppliers operate and the top five individual suppliers that generate most ...
  69. Wal-Mart to Cut Board of Directors Down to Size

    April 22, 2016
    Amid its struggles to engineer new growth, Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) announced it was paring down the size of its board of directors ...
  70. Barnes & Noble May Have Solved Its Space Problem

    April 22, 2016
    Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) has a problem it shares with much of the brick-and-mortar retail world: The chain has long-term ...
  71. Target Joins Wal-Mart With Employee Wage Increases

    April 21, 2016
    While there has been a nationwide push to move to a $15 an hour minimum wage, the current federal rate actually sits at ...
  72. 3 Expensive All-Cap ETFs Worth Your While (KNOW, PDP)

    April 21, 2016
    Learn why high expense ratios may not matter when it comes to all-cap ETFs, as well as the funds that have outperformed their ...
  73. Global Retail Trade: 4 Key Industry Players (WMT, CVS)

    April 19, 2016
    Discover the retail companies that are global key industry players based on annual sales, and gain a brief description and ...
  74. J.C. Penney Sees Outsized Opportunity for Growth

    April 14, 2016
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) is the latest retailer to see the potential inherent in making clothes available for women outside ...
  75. A Lucky Strike for Kroger in Organic Produce

    April 4, 2016
    Organic produce is looking to become the force that drives supermarket growth in the future, and No. 2 grocery store chain ...
  76. Target Setting Sights on New Highs

    March 23, 2016
    A target decline into the mid-70s is likely to generate a low-risk buying opportunity.
  77. Bill Ackman's Greatest Hits and Misses

    March 22, 2016
    With the recent Valeant fiasco, we take a look back at the best and worst of the gray haired hedge fund manager.
  78. Short-Sighted Retailers: Why Target is Losing the Retail Wars ...

    March 22, 2016
    Target has not invested enough in its long-term future, preferring instead to borrow ideas from other retailers.
  79. Target Red Card: What You Need to Know (TGT)

    March 9, 2016
    Target Corp’s Red Card is fantastically popular and a win-win for shoppers and the retailer.
  80. Wal-Mart's Greatest Move Was Convincing Target to Enter Canada ...

    March 1, 2016
    Wal-Mart and Target competed for Canadian leases in 2010. Even though Walmart lost, it ended up victorious both in Canada ...
  81. Why Target's Express Store Concept is Flourishing (TGT)

    March 1, 2016
    Target has found success with its TargetExpress store concept. Why are the small-sized stores so popular?
  82. What to Expect From Target's Earnings (TGT)

    February 23, 2016
    Despite what Wednesday's results reveal, Target isn't going anywhere. The company remains one of the better-run retailers ...
  83. Is It Time to Catch a Moving Target (TGT)

    February 22, 2016
    With its stock currently trading at around $72, Target's annual dividend now yields 3.13%, making it one of the safer plays ...
  84. Will Consumer Spending Save the Economy? (FIT, CZR)

    February 21, 2016
    This week will hold incredibly important clues to the state of the American consumer. Be prepared.
  85. Seven Sustainable Retail Dividends

    February 2, 2016
    Seven retailers which pat sustainable dividends when examining both the companies' payout ratios and free cash flows.
  86. Are Brick and Mortar Retailers Headed Into Bear Markets?

    January 22, 2016
    The online sales revolution has altered the playing field for brick and mortar retailers, placing them at a disadvantage ...
  87. How Will Walmart Weather the Next Bear Market?

    January 20, 2016
    WMT has historically been a safe place to hide in bear markets. Is this still the case?
  88. Target Corp. (TGT): 2015 Recap

    January 10, 2016
    A recap of the highs and lows of Target in 2015
  89. Are These the Top 4 Game & Toy Stocks of 2016?

    January 8, 2016
    These four toymaker stocks have the potential to deliver moderate to significant stock appreciation plays in 2016.
  90. Target Planning Mostly Small Urban Stores (TGT, WMT)

    January 5, 2016
    For Target (NYSE: TGT), the day of the superstore may be over. The company, which made its mark nationally with locations ...
  91. Are These the Top 5 Retail Stocks of 2016?

    January 5, 2016
    Retail hasn't been a hot sector, but these five retail names have the potential to stay hot in 2016.
  92. Target Embraces Being A Dividend Stock (TGT)

    January 4, 2016
    Target has ended its growth stage. Despite plenty of areas in which the company can expand, Target has instead decided to ...
  93. The World's Top 10 Retailers (WMT, COST)

    December 24, 2015
    Read about some of the top retail companies in the world, and learn a little about the products they sell and the markets ...
  94. Amazon and Target Win Big With Online Deals (AMZN, TGT)

    December 22, 2015
    This holiday season saw a surge in online and mobile sales. Among the biggest winners were Amazon and Target.
  95. Is Now a Good Time for CVS to Hike Its Dividend?

    December 17, 2015
    This is certainly a December to remember for CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) shareholders. Capping off a month that saw the company ...
  96. Target Sells Its Pharmacy Business to CVS Health

    December 16, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) has just completed the $1.9 billion sale of its pharmacy and clinic businesses to CVS Health (NYSE: CVS). ...
  97. Will Star Wars Be Killed By Its Own Hype? (DIS, HAS)

    December 15, 2015
    As Dec. 18 draws near, the expectations around Star Wars are ballooning. Will the movie franchise be able to live up to expectations? ...
  98. Why Are Retailers Expanding Into Online Grocery? (WMT, AMZN)

    December 9, 2015
    Walmart, Amazon and Target are all fiercely competing for your online grocery shopping dollars. Why now? Why is online grocery ...
  99. FTC Moves to Block the Staples-Office Depot Merger (ODP, SPLS)

    December 8, 2015
    On Monday, an antitrust regulator from the Federal Trade Commission announced it had filed suit to prevent the proposed ...
  100. Do Data Breaches Really Matter for Retailers? (TJX, TGT)

    December 8, 2015
    Do data breaches hurt the stock price of retailers? Let's have a look at a few examples.
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